In an effort to prevent long-term damage in unplanted fields, cover crops could be key for Indiana farmers.
Economists have told grain farmers to expect, at best, to break even with a good yield, and harsh weather could diminish farmers' harvests.
A Purdue researcher is advocating for increased regulation on grain farmers, but farmers themselves are largely opposed to more oversight.
A rapidly spreading weed that originated in Northwest Indiana has now been found in 17 counties around the state, including in Clay County.
Opponents say the public relies on whistleblower activity to promote regulation.